Learning about the Great War
Between 1914 and 1918, the First World War was played out mainly along the Western Front in Europe. A line more than 700 kilometres long ran from the North Sea to Switzerland and was the setting for the greatest battles of the war – the Marne, Artois, Champagne, Verdun, the Somme, the Chemin des Dames etc.
Now, a century later, a reporter is investigating the Western Front from the days of the Great War. His name is Augustin and he was named after Auguste Thin, the corporal ordered to choose the unknown soldier who is now buried beneath the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Augustin Berger has been asked to write a book on the four years of war so he has set off in search of the last surviving testimonials. He is obsessed by one particular question. What did the millions of soldiers sent into battle think about ? How did those who survived keep going ?
This is the history of a global conflict that was played out first and foremost on the Western Front, in Europe.
This app is already available in French and will soon be available in English.